Dr. Ann Skelton is currently the Director of the Centre for Child Law in the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1981 at the University of Natal and majored in Speech and Drama and Classical Civilization. She went on to complete her LLB degree in 1998 at the same university. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Pretoria (UP) with an LLD degree. The title of her LLD thesis was “The Influence of the Theory and Practice of Restorative Justice in South Africa with Special Reference to Child Justice”.